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The Final Presidential Debate of 2008

Three cheers for Bob Schieffer!  He has moderated this last presidential debate in a manner that actually got some answers out of the candidates.  He did so in a manner that did not make him the news story the next day.  Next to Joe the Plumber, Schieffer should be the one who did the best… Continue reading The Final Presidential Debate of 2008

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The First Presidential Debate

Let me start by saying I had trouble concentrating on the debate at first.  I found the Big East match up of UConn at Louisville much more interesting than the start of the debate.  My thoughts on why – both candidates were tiptoeing around the economic questions so as to not “upset the market” or… Continue reading The First Presidential Debate

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Actions Speak Louder than Words

I cannot imagine that I am saying these things.  My grandmother is probably turning over in her grave while my father is welcoming to his party a bit late. I do believe that it is important for the American people to hear from their future leader.  Unfortunately, I do not necessarily believe that this “hearing”… Continue reading Actions Speak Louder than Words

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College Football Openers

Yes, as I indicated yesterday, last evening was the opening “day” for the 2008-2009 college football season.  Being a college football fanatic, I am thrilled that it is back and had a hard time concentrating on the DNC last night as I flipped between three games on my television.  I am sure that between the… Continue reading College Football Openers

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MSNBC-Cleveland State Univ. Democratic Debate

First, I was annoyed that the debate was set to start at 9 pm.  I had not slept well the night before and was really hoping to be asleep by 10 pm.  That in mind, I got all set to watch the 20th debate on the democratic side of the presidential nomination process. I had… Continue reading MSNBC-Cleveland State Univ. Democratic Debate

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CNN-Univision Texas Democratic Debate – Part 2

I know I said I would finish my thoughts on Thursday night’s debate yesterday but, as usual, life gets in the way. Another big topic, but not one with any surprises in it, was immigration.  Clinton strongly reiterated that there needs to be a pathway to to legalization for those in our country illegally.  She… Continue reading CNN-Univision Texas Democratic Debate – Part 2

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CNN/Univision Texas Democratic Debate

Yes, it seems like all I do these days is watch debates.  I got tired of them about August but am back with my pen and notebook taking notes.  And, yes, my sons look at me like I am nuts as I head to a television that won’t disturb them with a mug of hot… Continue reading CNN/Univision Texas Democratic Debate

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The Democrats … Again

Just a few more thoughts that seem to keep coming into the forefront in my head about last Thursday night’s democratic debate. I have often wondered about actual debate etiquette, for lack of a better term.  When the two candidates came out, they both seemed to shake hands with Wolf Blitzer without any hesitation.  When… Continue reading The Democrats … Again

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CNN’s Democratic Debate

First, let me say I am sitting here typing prior to 7am as February is coming in like the lion March is suppose to be. My kids have snow day although there may be little snow happening. I can hear the sleet and freezing rain on the windows now which means I will most likely,… Continue reading CNN’s Democratic Debate